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      Wounded soldier gets a new home

      A soldier severely injured while serving in Afghanistan is set to get a new home in the Detroit area.

      Army Spc. Christopher Ochs was left paralyzed after the truck in which he was riding struck an improvised explosive device in 2011.

      Homes for Our Troops is working to give Ochs a specially adapted home designed to provide him with maximum freedom of movement.

      A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Saturday in Huron Township.

      Ochs says the home will give him "the freedom to be more independent" and allow him to do more for himself "and not have to rely so much on others."

      Homes for Our Troops is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit dedicated to assisting those who have been severely injured in combat operations since Sept. 11, 2001.